Jo Gane: Photographic Artist & Educator

Arts Council England Funding

I have been awarded funding from Arts Council England's Grants for the Arts scheme to support a new exhibition at Birmingham Open Media (BOM) in September and some research and development work into making Daguerreotypes.

The exhibition will be a collaborative group exhibition in which up to 25 artists working in a wide variety of media will recreate a lost sculpture by Julian Henry Beck, based on the accession data about the missing work held by Nuneaton Museum. The artists involved will be selected through an open submission process.

Further updates about this will follow shortly, watch this space.

BOM Fellowship

I'm excited to be working at BOM (Birmingham Open Media) throughout 2015 as one of their fellows, joining a hugely inspiring creative network. I'll be using the time and space to investigate historic processes and create new collaborative work in the JHB archive.

BOM is an amazing new art and technology space close to New Street Station where lots of very interesting things will be happening, for more details go to their website here.

Nuneaton Museum Exhibition

The exhibition of The JHB Archive at Nuneaton Museum in Riversley Park, Nuneaton is now open and runs from Saturday 1st November 2014 until Sunday 14th December 2014. Opening Times are as follows:

Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Saturday: 10.30am until 4.30pm
Sunday: 2.00pm until 4.30pm
Bank Holidays: 10.30am until 4.30pm
A closing event will be held in December, watch this space for updates.

Herbert Art Gallery Workshops

I'll be running a couple of events at the Herbert Museum and Art Gallery, Coventry as part of Jason Tilley's exhibition 'The People of India' which opens on 26th September 2014, Details are below - for more information and to book, please contact the gallery here

Pinhole Photography Workshop 

Saturday 25 October
11:00 to 4pm 
Photography does not require expensive cameras - this workshop offers an opportunity to make your own pinhole camera using recycled materials and photograph using this camera in the area surrounding the gallery. Using simply daylight and chemicals to make negative images that you can process during the course of the workshop. 
Historic Portrait Studio

Saturday 22 November

10:00 to 4:00

£5, drop-in.

A unique chance to make a portrait of yourself with photographer Jo Gane.  Using antique brass and wood cameras and the 19th century technique of wet collodian photography she will take your portrait and produce a one-off ambrotype image on metal. Put the magic back in the photography by taking part in the mysterious process that produces a distinctive portrait for you to keep.

Brighton Photo Fringe Open

New work from the series 'Machines for Modern Living' currently in progress have been selected along with 18 artists for a showcase as part of Brighton Photo Fringe which runs alongside the Brighton Photo Biennale.

The showcase will run from 4th October to 2nd November 2014. More information can be found here.